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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Debuts in Three Flavors

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We already got a good look at the 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 ahead of this year’s EICMA show, but now we have all the details on Ducati’s new heritage motorcycle. Surprisingly, it’s not just one motorcycle, but in fact three flavors of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 have debuted.

As such, there is the new Ducati Scrambler 1100, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special, and the more premium Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport for the 2018 model year.

All three machines are built around Ducati’s venerable air-cooled v-twin engine design, which comes in a 1,079cc format and makes 84hp and 65 lbs•ft of peak torque.

The top of the food chain model for the Scrambler Ducati family, the Scrambler 1100 models all come with Bosch’s cornering ABS as standard, dual 320mm brake discs up front, which are mated to Brembo 4.32 calipers and a hydraulic master cylinder.

Ducati has also added 10-level traction control to the new Scrambler 1100 model, as well as a ride-by-wire throttle and an LED headlight. With an 18″ wheel up front, and a 17″ wheel in the back, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 series continues to sport the Pirelli MT60 RS tires.

Looking further down the spec sheet, we begin to see the differences between the three 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 models.

The weight for the base and sport model Ducati Scrambler 1100 is 454 lbs at the curb (417 lbs dry), while the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special is a bit heavier, 465 lbs at the curb.

Alloy wheels are featured on the Ducati Scrambler 1100, while spoked wheels come on the Scrambler 1100 Special (hence the extra weight), whereas the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport features lighter weight alloy wheels.

Meanwhile, suspension on the base and special model is handled by Marzocchi forks (fully adjustable) and a Kayaba shock (preload and rebound settings only). The Scrambler 1100 Sport uses Öhlins suspension, front and rear.

We’re still waiting for word on pricing and availability, but all three models come with a 24-month warranty, and 7,500 mile service intervals.

Ducati Scrambler 1100:

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport:

Source: Ducati

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Jensen Beeler

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